Mac pc

By isaac
Aug 11, 2007
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  1. Hey guys can anyone help


    i've been assigned to wipe two hard drives on MAC SE computers
    i've never used or troubleshoot a mac pc before
    so i don't know how would i go about when trying to erase these mac hard drives.
    I would really apreciate any help that you may give.
    Thanks!
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    those drives are SCSI based! You need a scsi enclosure with power supply,
    an appropriate cable (there are 3), a system with a scsi card.

    move the HD to the enclosure and then you could then cable up to another system(do not hot-plug scsi; power off the system!) and run FORMAT.

    IF the Mac SE will boot, you can just delete all application files and save $$$ and time.
  3. wii-ste

    wii-ste Newcomer, in training Posts: 197

    Are you required to put an operating system on there?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    as shown above ...
  5. wii-ste

    wii-ste Newcomer, in training Posts: 197

    Yes, but I take it the reason for the 'wiping' is so that they can be given to new owners. A machine without an O/S would be pretty useless. I am just trying to establish what the intentions are :p
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    I wipe all HDs when I donate or even trash a system -- S E C U R I T Y and privacy :)

    the MAC Se is a 80086 Motorola chip running --- get this -- 10mhz!

    no one would try to use one :)
  7. wii-ste

    wii-ste Newcomer, in training Posts: 197

    lol You'd be surprised!! There are some Mac enthusiasts there that would give anything for one of them!!!
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,288   +281

    Well they're certainly nice conversation pieces :)
    (btw: the os would be 7.1)

    We started with Macs in '89 with a IIci at 25mhz, 512mb and a whole 120mb hd
    and thru the years have move to a 9500 and now an eMac.
  9. wii-ste

    wii-ste Newcomer, in training Posts: 197

    lol my first Mac was a IIcx 16MHz, 8MB RAM (after upgrade) and oooo...... 40MB HDD - shocking!
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